Today, there are millions of poverty-stricken farmers around the world. Although many of them have a wealth of agricultural knowledge, most of these farmers are unable to utilize their knowledge because they lack the resources to do so.
Thankfully, organizations like ECHO exist to help provide poverty-stricken farmers with the resources they need to effectively grow food-producing crops under conditions that are frequently harsh. Among other things, ECHO also hosts an extensive seed bank and publishes developmental notes, which provide information regarding new technologies to help ensure that the crops are grown as effectively as possible.
For those who live in urban settings, ECHO publishes information that teaches urban dwellers how to grow gardens in areas that may not be well suited for gardening. From growing gardens on old carpets to growing gardens in cement-mixing tray filled with old socks and Coca-Cola cans, ECHO is equipping anyone with the need and desire to grow their own food, with the ability to do so.